Facilitating Dialogue for Anti-Corruption in Action
Zack Brisson and Ugochi Ekwueme will be key participants at the upcoming event, “Tackling corruption: making progress, learning lessons and building capacity,” hosted by Transparency International UK and Wilton Park from January 16-18. Zack will be the lead facilitator for over sixty experts in attendance, synthesizing the open dialogue on effective anti-corruption implementation. Ugochi will bring her expertise in open government to chair a session on building anti-corruption networks across sectors.
Global Design for Participatory Democracy
Reboot, in partnership with the Hewlett Foundation, is hosting a new, action-oriented workshop for participatory budgeting (PB) experts, implementers, and funders. Taking place Barcelona, Spain from November 28th to 29th, our PB Exchange will bring together diverse stakeholders to co-design approaches to strengthen PB initiatives. Building on the global momentum of PB, and immediately following the IOPD Conference on participatory democracy, this workshop will focus on peer exchange and problem-solving for PB.
Reimagining Open Society in the Digital Age
From November 14th to 16th, Zack Brisson will attend the 2018 Bridges Project Retreat: “Re-imagining the Open Society in the Digital Age,” near Paris, France. Hosted by Counterpoint UK and the Open Society European Policy Institute, this retreat will bring together top leaders, researchers, and thinkers in governance and technology to examine the future of digital societies. Participants will discuss interdisciplinary solutions to the dilemmas surrounding our rapidly evolving tech and global politics.
Collective Action for Global Peace and Good Governance
Zack Brisson will be a mentor at the annual Paris Peace Forum from November 11th to 13th, engaging participants around financial transparency with the Open Contracting Partnership, as part of the Paris Peace Forum Hackathon. This convening is a solutions-oriented platform for all global governance actors, including heads of state and local government from 84 countries, to debate and innovate around new models of international collaboration. Follow the conversation at #ParisPeaceForum.
Join Us In The #ISupportFreePress Media Campaign!
Chioma Agwuegbo, Yop Rwang Pam, and Ugochi Ekwueme will kick off our #ISupportFreePress Campaign on November 2nd in Abuja, and November 3rd in Lagos. In partnership with media organizations across Nigeria, #ISupportFreePress aims to build a social movement around the urgent need to protect press freedom, so that journalists can safely contribute to government accountability and transparency. Show your support on social media with @TheReboot and #ISupportFreePress.
Welcome Ugochi Ekwueme!
Reboot warmly welcomes our new Program Associate, Ugochi Ekwueme, to our West Africa office. Ugochi brings a range of experience and influence in the media and governance space in Nigeria, working as a strategic communicator, practitioner, and advocate for government transparency. She also draws from her background in documentary film to drive social social change. Ugochi looks forward to contributing to our open governance and media development work across the continent.